Monthly Archives: October 2012

AAXA’s P300, the answer to pico projector home entertainment

                                         A True Pocket Projector

AAXA Technologies, a leader in Pico and Micro projectors, announces the release of the P300 Pico Projector, the world’s brightest battery-powered pico projector. The new P300 features a revolutionary new pico optical engine capable of delivering 300 peak lumens at a high-definition (HD) resolution of 1280×800. Powered by Texas Instruments’ DLP Technology the AAXA P300 employs Vibrant Color LED technology to deliver dazzling color quality with an operating life of more than 15,000 hours and is capable of generating a viewing experience of up to 120”.

 

The P300 is designed as an all-in-one mobile presentation platform. At its core is a robust ARM processor capable of internal high resolution 720p video, picture, and picture slide-show play-back. Coupled with the P300’s dual 1-watt speakers and internal 75 minute lithium ion battery* the P300 can serve double-duty as both a powerful projector and as a standalone multimedia system enabling the user to project digital content directly from the projector or from a mobile phone. Connectivity is further enhanced with a VGA adapter, Composite video input, and a high-resolution digital HDMI connection that can accept resolutions up to 1080P.

 

The P300 is a true “pocket projector” at less than 5.9” long, 3.9”wide, and 1.6” tall, it is both compact and is energy efficient – consuming less than 25W when plugged in. Additional features include adjustable tripod, 1280×800 VGA input support, 1280×800 HDMI support, Micro SD Card slot, USB port, composite video input, and 3.5mm headphone jack.

For more information about AAXA’s new pico projector please go to this link: P300 Projector

Panasonic demos world’s thinnest laser projector

Recently pocket-sized projectors, pico projectors, are in their league of products right now. Creating portable projectors that are small, light, and easy to carry along, but manufacturers continue to condense their sizes and put them out there. As the size becomes condensed, it is only imperative that it would eventually collaborate with the smart phone products, and allow us to carry 60-inch displays in our pockets.

 

Panasonic shows off its latest entry in the portable projector category which features this 100-lumen laser projector. It’s claimed that it is the worlds thinnest at 7.5mm thick, and it was stated that it’s actually going to be fixed up and made smaller. Although this product is one of the smallest, they still need to work on the specs which only projects 800 x 480.

 

It seems unlikely that we’ll get a decent phone projector, but in the meantime pico projectors are a great thing to have instead. I believe that this technology is still a few years from being embedded into smartphones, but it is great to see the progression from the laser pico projectors that I have used in the past (AAXA L1 Laser Pico Projector)

 

http://www.aaxatech.com/products/l1_laser_pico_projector.htm

Pico Video Projectors and 3D Holograms

Just recently, a team of researchers at University of California Institute for Creative Technologies in Southern California, USA designed an array of small and inexpensive pico projectors to re-create images in a 3D holographic manner. The projector images send images slightly different from the previous one, which re-creates the illusion of volume.

 

This is one of the first models of its kind and it can be seen in this demonstration through this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HwGiEUcHx9s#!